With cable, Netflix, and internet options, finding the best thing to watch during your downtime is difficult. Instead of flipping through menus all weekend and settling on nothing, turn to What to Watch This Weekend, a series in which we give you our pick for the best new show or movie available.
If your girlfriend asks, you’re watching this documentary for the articles. Premiering today on Amazon Prime Video, American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story is a fascinating look at the life of the man who built one of the most legendary magazine franchises the world has ever seen. The reason Playboy is so much more than a nudie mag is Hef, and this docuseries shows why he was such a revolutionary. The series spans six decades and includes insights from Hefner and never-before-seen footage from the early years of the magazine’s formation that’s spliced in with a reenactment not unlike The People v. O.J. Simpson. It’s time to appreciate those mags you found under your older brother’s bed many moons ago.